Concerning the Marriage of Priests – part 18

Scripture Text: Galatians 5:19–21

There are those who are able to truly and consistently practice control of the flesh. But if they are not able, if they have not been empowered with restraint by God, then they should marry. This is God’s plan for us—with good reason.

Concerning the Marriage of Priests – part 17

Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 10:12–13

Do you imagine that you are able to be virtuous in your own strength? Of course, we must rely on God’s strength, not our own. Yet we are not to rely upon his strength alone. We must also depend upon his plan.

Concerning the Marriage of Priests – part 16

Scripture Text: James 1:17

God has already provided the answer; and it is a splendid solution. So, if anything, people should pray for common sense. God has blessed men and women with the sweet fellowship of marriage and the comfort and peace of the marriage bed.

Concerning the Marriage of Priests – part 15

Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 7:6–7

Paul does not say here that he wishes all were celibate. Rather, he speaks of his gifting from God’s Spirit to keep himself under control. He would prefer that all were like himself, self-controlled in matters of sexual appetite.

Concerning the Marriage of Priests – part 13

Scripture Text: 1 Corinthians 7:1–2

Evidently, the notion of celibacy had been raised with Paul by the Corinthians. The apostle gives a conditional response. There are some who have received special graces from God, so that they may be celibate.

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